Streets across the county are closing to make way for Jubilee parties.

Communities will be coming together to eat food, play games and celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

In Abingdon, eight roads are set to close over the Bank Holiday weekend including Austin Place in north Abingdon which could see up to 100 houses celebrating together.

Herald Series: Abingdon Market Place. Picture by Christine Crook. Abingdon Market Place. Picture by Christine Crook.

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Sarah Brown has lived in Abingdon for 12 years and after the success of her VE Day street picnic she decided to organise a street party for the Jubilee on Austin Place.

There will be games, a tombola, a raffle, a bouncy castle, and even a cake competition.

The street will be filled with decorations and 300 metres of bunting.

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Ms Brown said: “I’m really looking forward to it, I just started it by trying to get the road closed and as soon as they said yes, it just went full force and so many things got arranged.”

These are all the streets in Abingdon closing over the Jubilee:


  • Sellwood Road
  • Springfield Drive
  • Foster Road


  • Parts of Stert Street, Bridge Street, High Street, East St Helen Street, Jubilee Bun Throw
  • Austin Place
  • Crosslands Drive
  • Exbourne Road
  • Holland Road

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This story was written by Rebecca Whittaker, she joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Rebecca covers education and news in Abingdon and Wantage.

Get in touch with her by emailing: or calling 07824524333

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